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Oregon Basketball vs. Arizona State Open Thread

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As you watch tonight's game on the Pac-12 network, hoping that the contest against Arizona State is too obvious of a trap game to serve as one, here are some keys to keep an eye on:

Jahil Carson vs. Dominic Artis: The two freshmen point guards have drawn rave reviews from fans and coaches thus far, and both will be key to their team's success tonight. Carson averages 16.9 points per game as he drives the Sun Devil bus, and Artis had by far his best game as a Duck against Arizona.

Defense in the Paint: We know about the post defense of Tony Woods, Waverly Austin and Arsalan Kazemi, but Arizona State's Jordan Bachynski already has 73 blocks on the season, 42 short of the Pac-12 record. That's 51 more than Woods has. Oregon shot well from deep Thursday, and if they can't establish anything inside they'll need to do so again tonight.